Flashman: A Novel
George MacDonald Fraser
If ever there has been a time whilst I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was once whilst I learn the 1st Flashman."– P.G. Wodehouse
Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by way of Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he's expelled in drunken shame from Rugby university within the overdue 1830s. Flashy enlists within the 11th gentle Dragoons and is quickly despatched to India and Afghanistan, the place regardless of his continuously cowardly habit he constantly manages to come back out on best. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the a while. This funny event booklet will entice fanatics of ancient fiction, army fiction, and British heritage in addition to to fanatics of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and the 3 Musketeers.
Flashman is the 1st e-book of the recognized “Flashman Papers” sequence.
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